Holiday Extras is one of the top 20 Best Companies to Work For

Best-Companies-2013Holiday Extras is the highest listed travel company in the 2013 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For. This year they have also achieved a three-star accreditation for the first time and have soared up the listings to a best-ever position on the list – Number 19.

It is the seventh year the company has been listed in the Mid Companies category.

The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list is based on research into workplace engagement, and is the largest survey of its kind. For 2013, over 370 employees were surveyed at Holiday Extras.

The results were announced at a ceremony held at Battersea Power Station on Thursday 28 February hosted by BBC journalist, Kate Silverton.

Anouk Agussol, Head of People for Holiday Extras, said: “We are absolutely delighted to see the results of our quest to make Holiday Extras an even more amazing place to work. Last year, our Engagement Questionnaire had a massive impact as the resulting changes were rolled out. We  continue to listen and act on feedback from around the business that will add to our alignment, leadership, team work and wellbeing to name just a few.

We have beed awarded three stars, which is an “exceptional” accreditation, and we are in the top twenty in the Sunday Times list – This is a fantastic achievement. 

“The whole team at Holiday Extras has helped to make this happen.”

Other winners in the travel sector include Expedia, who ranked number 22 overall and Flight Centre – who are number 52 for the Best Companies list 2013.




Notes to editors

Of the eight factors which are key to creating a great workplace, Holiday Extras’ highest ranking factor is Wellbeing, achieving an incredible 9th place overall with a 55% positive score.

72% of the team are happy with their work-life balance  and adopt a family attitude when 80% will go that extra mile to help and support their colleagues.

Photo, left to right: Matthew Paxton, Juliet Bondzio and Jason Hindle celebrate at the ceremony in London.


The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For lists in 2013

Best Small Companies to Work For (50 – 249 employees)

Best Mid Companies to Work For (250 – 4999 employees)

Best Big Companies to work for (5000 + employees)


Best Companies Accreditation follows the elite ‘Michelin style’ star rating system for organisations that demonstrate high levels of employee engagement. Based on staff feedback, organisations receive a Best Companies index score which will determine their star rating compared to a fixed standard. One star is first class, two stars are outstanding and three stars are extraordinary.

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